On 29th October 2022, our family and friends took to the streets of Portsmouth to do the Lost Hours Walk to raise funds for CALM Campaign Against Living Miserably.
I want to say a HUGE thank you to all the special people who joined Alek, Stef, Ianthe and me, to honour Anton and do something in his memory.
And another massive thank you to everyone who donated money to support us! 23 of us walked all round Portsmouth and Southsea with a stop for lunch in the pub at Old Portsmouth half way. We raised a magnificent £3442 plus £650 gift aid, which means that CALM can offer support to more people and hopefully prevent more suicides in this coming year.
125 people take their own lives every week in the UK
That is really NOT OK!
For all the mothers, fathers, brothers, husbands, wives, daughters, sons, friends and everyone else who gets left behind in the legacy of pain. For all the lost hours with their loved one. For all the lives cut short, and all the years unlived.
For our boy, and all the hours we lost with him.